I eagerly wait for the arrival of lunch yesterday so that I can head over to a local running store to purchase new shoes. I love new running shoes!! So as I pull up to the store and I remind myself that I must stay focused and only purchase shoes. This will be hard but I feel I am up to the task. As you would guess it, they have placed all the new summer running gear right as you enter the store. Plan goes right down the drain and I start looking through the racks of new shirts, shorts, sports bras… this is all too much! Focus Robin!!! The owner approaches me just in time and I am back on track. I will not start a rant about how I have spent a freaking fortune on shoes over the past several months. And I will not bore you with the details of how I did not even get 250 miles out of my last pair on Nike’s. Maybe I should just cut the tread off of a tire and glue it to my shoes. Now there is an idea. Anyway, I purchase a pair of Mizuno Wave Riders and out the door I go. After I arrive back to work I sneak the shoes on my feet. They feel so good on my feet and I just can not bring myself to taking them back off. My feet are happy and I am even more eager to get my afternoon run started.
Once arriving home I decide that the new shoes are broken in enough for a 6 miler I have planned. I quickly change and out the door I go. PACE… this is my biggest problem. I am all over the board. My GPS shows paces from 8:16 to 9:33 and I can feel it. I keep telling myself to get in a rhythm but the entire run continued with the same results. This I must work on. Following the run I hit the gym for some resistance training and treat myself to a relaxing visit in the sauna. Overall it was a good workout.